Siliguri, 20th July (Sanjay Malakar): On the intention of promoting greenery, a campaign has been initiated by the Siliguri Municipal Corporation. The guests invited to programs will now be greeted with flower plants instead of flower bouquets. SMC Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya said that the initiative will be taken in the upcoming program organized to honor meritorious students.
The Mayor said that on 23rd July, at the Deenbandhu Manch, a program will be organized to honor the toppers in Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination. On noticing the increase in academic interest among the students of the Harijan society, SMC decided to give allowance of Rs. 4,000 to the students attaining 60% and above marks in the Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination. Along with this, the body has also declared to provide an assistance of Rs.1,000 per month to the physically disabled athletes.